About a month and a half ago, there was a report that Dodge was planning to offer a widebody option for the 2020 Charger.
While that sounded logical since the Challenger already offers a widebody kit as an optional extra, Dodge did not confirm said report. However, as spotted by Carbuzz, a widebody Charger carrying a camouflage livery was recently filmed driving around near Detroit, triggering the hype on social media.
We contacted the automaker to see whether a widebody Charger is indeed in the works. What we learned from a company spokesperson is that Dodge will reveal a design concept just a few days from now.
View this post on Instagram
“We are taking a Charger design concept to Spring Fest 14 (this upcoming weekend) to gauge feedback from the huge Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 enthusiast base that attends the California event each year. Other than that, we don’t have anything to announce,” said Dan Reid, Product Media Relations and Communications Manager at FCA US.
There’s a good chance the design concept will be the rumored widebody version but, obviously, we can’t know for sure. Still, the fact that they are seeking customer feedback on the show car is an indication that the study might preview a production car. Since the Charger lineup pretty much covers all the bases, a widebody version is probably the one thing that’s missing.
The vehicle will debut at the Spring Festival of Lx that begins this Saturday, March 23 in Pomona, California. At last year’s event, Dodge showcased the Black Eye paint that eventually entered production on the Limited Edition 1320 Dodge Challenger.
Note: 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat pictured